Colorado Still Life


After church on Sunday, Andrea went with Aunt Bonnie to pick up some needs for us.  They returned with two cartons of multi colored eggs among the other groceries. The different colors, shapes and textures of the eggs were so much prettier than boring white, store bought eggs!

After I took my picture, Oma asked for one with Grandma’s antique tablecloth.  Audrey decided one of the eggs needed personality.  I like how all the pictures turned out and can not pick a favorite.

Which is your favorite?

Sunday in Colorado

On Sunday, we enjoyed being able to go the Firemen’s Breakfast before church. Their menu has grown and we enjoyed a lot of good food.  Andrea tried a breakfast burrito with green chili and sausage gravy and had the best breakfast of all!

Then we had the privilege of going to a.m. church with Uncle Bill and Aunt Bonnie.  Megan loved being able to snuggle with Uncle Bill.

It had turned very chilly overnight.  After church Audrey picked up a Monarch butterfly she had noticed before service.  While driving home she began to giggle.  The butterfly was still alive!

Though cold, we spent some time outside. We had a needed lazy day and then drove into Colorado Springs so we could go to church with Uncle Dan and Aunt Debbie.  The younger two got to enjoy Awana.  We got home after dark, but enjoyed being able to be with family.

Saturday’s Sunset

While in Colorado, I try to be up for the sunrises and the sunsets.  Grandma’s house has a wonderful view of both.

On Saturday, I wanted to take a picture of a dead tree silhouetted by the sunset.  After taking the picture, I double checked that the exposure was right. I was surprised to discover something I had not noticed at first.  A pronghorn!

We then noticed at least seven pronghorns along the ridge. They let us follow them for a little bit before taking off.  We would see them a few times over the week.  But these where the best pictures of them.

Saturday in Colorado

We drove into Colorado bright and early on Saturday.  Allan drove most of the way, while everyone else slept.  Around 2:00, he needed a nap, so I drove for a few hours.  Mark commented on the falling stars he noticed and we discussed what animals belonged to the eyes and shadows running across the road.

After breakfast, Allan took a needed nap, and the kids and I acted like we were working for a few hours. After lunch and naps, we put in a few hours of real work before enjoying the beautiful Colorado sunset.

Begging in Goshen


We enjoyed being able to go begging for candy with our cousins today.  It was even more fun that Nora and Andrea were both piglet. Jonathan wore a Tigger outfit that all of my kids wore trick or treating at some time.

The kids said that it was the most fun begging they have had in a LONG time.